Prevention’s new Defy Your Age Challenge is an easy eating, fitness, and skin care program designed by top experts to turn back the clock and help you slim down, boost energy, and look and feel years younger.
The eating plan, from Cheryl Forberg, RD, author of Positively Ageless: A 28-Day Plan for a Younger, Slimmer, Sexier You, is full of special anti-aging nutrients, especially omega-3 fats, antioxidant-packed fruits and veggies, and fiber-rich healthy whole grains.
On this plan, you’ll eat three delicious meals and two satisfying snacks each day. Read on for 10 super-healthy snack ideas, and find complete downloadable menus from our Defy Your Age Challenge here.
Yogurt and Fruit
Top 1/4 c fat-free vanilla yogurt with 1 tsp ground flaxseed and 1/2 c diced peach or pear.
Nutrition: 99 cal, 4 g pro, 19 g carb, 2 g fiber, 1 g fat, 0 g sat fat, 42 mg sodium
Cheese and Grapes
Pair 1 stick low-fat mozzarella string cheese with 1/2 c red grapes.
Nutrition: 102 cal, 9 g pro, 15 g carb, 1 g fiber, 2 g fat, 1 g sat fat, 222 mg sodium
Applesauce and Yogurt Treat
Enjoy 1/3 c unsweetened applesauce and a “yogurt sundae” made with 1/4 c fat-free vanilla yogurt, a dash of cinnamon, and 1 tsp chopped pecans.
Nutrition: 109 cal, 4 g pro, 21 g carb, 1 g fiber, 2 g fat, 0 g sat fat, 44 mg sodium
Ricotta Cheese and Strawberries
Top 1/3 c fat-free ricotta cheese with 1/3 c sliced strawberries and 1 tsp slivered almonds.
Nutrition: 91 cal, 12 g pro, 9 g carb, 1 g fiber, 1 g fat, 0 g sat fat, 107 mg sodium
Apple Slices and Peanut Butter
Cut up half of an apple and top with 2 tsp peanut butter.
Nutrition: 110 cal, 3 g pro, 15 g carb, 3 g fiber, 6 g fat, 1 g sat fat, 50 mg sodium
Nuts and Grapes
Have 6 almonds and 1/2 c grapes.
Enjoy one 8 oz carton low-fat yogurt.
Nutrition: 143 cal, 12 g pro, 16 g carb, 0 g fiber, 4 g fat, 2 g sat fat, 159 mg sodium
Slice up one hard-boiled egg.
Nutrition: 78 cal, 6 g pro, 1 g carb, 0 g fiber, 5 g fat, 2 g sat fat, 62 mg sodium
Sliced Veggies and Hummus
Dip 1 c of jicama slices into 2 Tbsp hummus.
Nutrition: 99 cal, 2 g pro, 16 g carb, 7 g fiber, 3 g fat, 0 g sat fat, 165 mg sodium
Munch on 1/2 c edamame.
Nutrition: 100 cal, 8 g pro, 9 g carb, 4 g fiber, 3 g fat, 0 g sat fat, 30 mg sodium